Year round festivals and events take place in the Wenatchee Valley. With the oldest major festival in the state, Apple Blossom, to one of the nation’s largest multi sport events, Ridge to River, boredom is never an issue in the Valley.
Washington State Apple Blossom Festival
The oldest major festival in the State of Washington draws thousands of visitors from around the world every year during the last weekend in April and the first week of May.
This 11-day festival is built around great food, great events and great fun! At blossom time, the food begins with the Memorial Park Food Fair and continues through the entire celebration. Enjoy the food while walking around the arts and crafts fair and take in the Classy Chassis Car Show and Parade just across the river in East Wenatchee . There is a Grand Parade, a youth parade the week before, a golf tournament, children’s art exhibits and much more.
The Festival represents the pride its many community volunteers take in the Wenatchee area’s spectacular natural beauty, its prosperous economy and family values. For further information call the Apple Blossom office at (509) 662-3616 or visit www.appleblossom.org.
Wings & Wheels Festival
Held the first weekend in October, this festival commemorates the famous Pangborn-Herndon non-stop, Trans-Pacific flight in October of 1931 from Misawa , Japan to what is now East Wenatchee .
The festival takes place at Eastmont Community Park and Pangborn Memorial Airport with free shuttle bus service between locations. Festivities include a car show, motorcycle parade, rally and show & shine, fly-in, dance, carnival, free entertainment, free kids’ activities, food and craft fair, and much, much more. For additional information about this fun-filled, family-oriented festival, call the East Wenatchee Events Board at (509) 886-6108 or visit www.east-wenatchee.com/wingsandwheels.
Classy Chassis Parade & Car Show
Always the first weekend in May, this event has become an Apple Blossom Festival tradition with antiques, classics, customs, hot rods, muscle cars, and everything from old to new. The festivities begin with a Friday evening parade in the heart of East Wenatchee, followed by an all-day car show on Saturday at Eastmont Community Park . Food vendors, auto-related booths and the annual Grand Prix Pine Car Derby for kids of all ages round out the festivities. For more information call the East Wenatchee Events Board at (509) 886-6108 or visit www.east-wenatchee.com/classychassis.
Taste of the Harvest
Looking for some traditional family fun in the Fall? Don’t miss out as we celebrate our delicious local harvest!
The Festival includes an apple dessert-baking contest, live music, craft vendors, and of course, fresh apples from the Valley. Children’s activities abound with the Festival’s high-demand pie-eating contest, kids’ crafts, and games in Centennial Park–located in the heart of Wenatchee’s Downtown–perfect for an afternoon of shopping too! Contact the Wenatchee Downtown Association for details. 509.662.0059